Dancers Connect

Stories in the Sky:  Introducing and exploring outer space through movement. Students will learn vocabularly realtiong to the scientific study of galaxy, planets, and stars. They will explore our solar system located within the Milky Way and each plane's atmospheric characteristics and....

Breathtaking Wonders Under the Sea: Introducing and exploring various aspects of the ocean through movements. Students will learn basic oceanic vocabulary and material including that of waves, sea creatues, and ....

New Life in Spring: Introducing and exploring the cycle of life through the eyes of a butterfly. Students will learn basic body actions, shapes, and pathways by exploring the various stages of a butterfly life cycle including egg, caterpillar,...

Wonderful Wings: Students are introduced to butterflies and their movement. They use Laban
Movement Motif symbols to influence their movement.... 

Color Dance: Primary and Secondary colors will be introduced to students and using this
knowledge, a moving color and color blending dance will be created. Students will also use poetry, literature....

Journey into the Ocean: Students learn about and move like different fish and seaweed in the sea. In addition, students explore the different....

World Dance: Let's Samba: In the lessons, the students will become familiar with Samba dance,
and understand how it is reflective of traditions, music, social relations, and economic issues within....

Moving to Grow: Students will explore the life cycle of a plant through lecture, literature, media, art, and movement. Students will learn the foundation of plants....

Bringing Literature to Life: Students will learn the meaning of a tall tale, and will learn about the tall tale of Paul Bunyan. Students will explore the difference between....

Moving Inventors: Students will be introduced to the language of motif writing and the art of using chance to create dances. Students will become aware of....

Curricula

DC program curricula supports twenty-first century learning skills of communication, collaboration, and creative thinking with state and national dance standards, as well as student collaboration and self-expression, culturally responsive curricula, and the celebration of dance for all in the community. Curricula is created around a central idea, issue, or theme, enabling the classes to have a connecting thread among them while also guiding the college students' thinking in creating lessons for each class. Interests of all students are taken into consideration so as to create deeper connections and collaboration when creating the curricula. Below is the list of curricula from the program: